ART 230(C) - Moving Pictures: Art and Artists in Film
MassTransfer Block Code: Humanities/Fine and Performing Arts
Since the silent era, movies have often featured art. From Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget indies, works of art (and their transformative powers) have been central plot devices; fictional artists have served as main characters; and many of art history’s biggest “stars” have been portrayed-and mythologized-in bio-pics. Films have traded in romantic cliches of creative identity and explored popular conceptions of genius, madness, imagination, and inspiration. This course will critically evaluate representations of art and artists in film, including artists as rebels against social norms; special attention will be given to bohemianism and to constructions of gender difference.
Pre/Corequisite(s): ENG 101
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